Adrian Athletics Only Department in the Nation to Receive Prestigious NCSA Rankings Twice

Adrian Athletics Only Department in the Nation to Receive Prestigious NCSA Rankings Twice

NCSA news release (July)

CHICAGO--Adrian College Athletics has been named again one of the best schools in the U.S. for student-athletes, according to Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the country’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network. The NCSA recently released its July rankings for "Colleges of the Month." 

This marks the second time since March that the NCSA network has cited the Bulldogs, who are also the only program in the nation at any level--National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Junior College Athletic Association--to earn multiple distinctions.

This ranking corroborates the notion that Adrian offers excellence in a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program as the institution annually rates in the top 25 percent of all NCAA Division III that comprises almost 450 schools, according to finish in NCAA Championships competition.

Every month, NCSA’s Colleges of the Month list highlights outstanding college athletics programs at each division level that are utilizing NCSA’s Recruit Match platform to draw interest from potential recruits. The NCSA picks the winners by tallying up which college has received the most favorites from NCSA users at each division level. When an NCSA user has favorited a college, it signifies their strong interest in that school and provides a snapshot of which athletic programs are staying active on the NCSA platform by drawing recruiting interest, logging profile views and messaging potential recruits.

In addition, Adrian has appeared prominently on the organization's NCSA Power Rankings in nine sports, led by the women's wrestling program at No. 6 among all U.S. colleges and universities.

The power rankings offer a comprehensive analysis of the top NCAA and NAIA programs across the country. Colleges and universities are ranked overall and broken out by division and sport into the Top 50 or Top 100 schools for 2018.

For the first time, NCSA Power Rankings were calculated using proprietary NCSA Favorites data representing the schools chosen by the over 2 million student-athletes on the NCSA network.

Additionally, rankings are determined by general academic rankings based off of U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges as well as IPEDS graduation rate rankings.

“At NCSA, we believe the most important part of the recruiting process is finding the right college fit for each student-athlete,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “Being a collegiate student-athlete is about more than sports, it is also about getting a degree that will set you up for success later in life. The NCSA Power Rankings are a valuable tool that can help student-athletes find exactly what they’re looking for in a school.”

NCSA Power Rankings were first developed over a decade ago to help student-athletes and their families narrow their college search and find the right school to achieve academic and athletic success.

To view the complete list of 2018-19 College Power Rankings, visit Learn more about NCSA Power Rankings and the methodology used to compile the surveys.

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